MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 142

ESTABLISHING AS KUAPNIT-BALINSASAYAO NATIONAL PARK FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES THE PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BAYBAY AND ABUYOG, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, ISLAND OF LEYTE.

Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce, and pursuant to the provisions of section one of Act Numbered Thirty-nine hundred and fifteen, entitled “An Act providing for the establishment of national parks, declaring such parks as game refuges, and for other purposes,” I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, hereby reserve for park purposes for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the Philippines and withdraw from sale, settlement, or other dispositions, subject to private rights, if any there be, the following-described parcel of the public domain situated in the municipalities of Baybay and Abuyog, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte, and described in the Bureau of Forestry map No. N. P.-14, to wit:

Beginning at point marked “1” on Bureau of Forestry map No. N. P.-14, a M. B. M. No. 4 of Baybay cadastre, B. L. Case 15, marked 1640/280, 10 meters northwest of junction of road and creek; thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in south-southeasterly directions about 110 meters to corner 2, a bitanhol tree, 30 cm. diameter, marked 1640/151, west of branch of Midga Creek; thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 300 meters to corner 3, a red lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/158, west of branch of Midga Creek; thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 320 meters to corner 4, a lainab tree, 80 cm. diameter, marked 1640/166, west of branch of Midga Creek; thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in south-southeasterly directions about 210 meters to corner 5, an apanang tree, 30 cm. diameter, marked 1640/171, west of branch of Midga Creek; thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 120 meters to corner 6, an ataata tree, 25 cm. diameter, marked 1640/148, west of junction of Midga Creek and branch; thence S. 3˚ W., 190 meters to corner 7, a red lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/146, south of Tigib Creek, west of cutline; thence S. 5˚ W., 190 meters to corner 8, a balucanag tree, 50 cm, diameter, marked 1640/138, north of trail, west of cutline; thence S. 15˚ W., 100 meters to corner 9, a miscellaneous sp. 30 cm. diameter, marked 1640/139, south of intermittent creek; thence S. 15˚ W., 180 meters to corner 10, an alicowang tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/140, south of intermittent creek; thence S. 15˚ W., 180 meters to corner 11, a white lawan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/142, west of cutline; thence S. 15˚ W., 200 meters to corner 12, an alupag tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/113, northeast of branch of Capalanogan Creek; thence following creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 100 meters to corner 13, an usao tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/112, west of junction of Capalanogan Creek and branch; these following Capalanogan Creek upstream in southwesterly direction about 140 meters to corner 14, a white lauan tree, 60 cm. diameter, marked 1640/108, north of Capalanogan Creek; thence following Capalanogan upstream in general westerly direction about 320 meters to corner to 15, a putian tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/98, north of Capalanogan Creek; thence following Capalanogan Creek upstream in general westerly direction about 300 meters to corner 16, a kuling-baboy tree, 50 cm, diameter, marked 1640/89, north of Capalanogan Creek; thence S. 73˚ W., 100 meters to corner 17, a makaasim tree, 50 cm, diameter, marked 1640/88, north of trail, at edge of forest and creek; thence N. 68˚ W., 50 meters to corner 18, a pahutan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/86, east of trail; thence following trail in northwesterly direction about 220 meters to corner 19, a kulipapa tree, 40 cm. diameter marked 1640/81, east of trail; thence following trail northwesterly direction about 240 meters to corner 20, a dalinson tree, 60 cm, diameter, marked 1640/76, east of trail; thence following trail in north-northeasterly directions about 240 meters to corner 21, a dalinson tree, 90 cm. diameter, marked 1640/70, east of trail; thence following trail in north-northwesterly direction about 280 meters to corner 22, a red lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/67, east of junction of trail; thence following trail in northwesterly direction about 220 meters to corner 23, a red lauan tree, 60 cm. diameter, marked 1640/57, south of road, west of trail; thence N. 19˚ E., 170 meters to corner 24, a white lauan tree, 80 cm. diameter, marked 1640/40, east of road, at edge of gully; thence N. 13˚ E., 240 meters to corner 25, a toog tree (top cut), 65 cm. diameter, marked 1640/26, north of road, east of creek; thence N. 34˚ W., 240 meters to corner 26, a white lauan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/237, east of cutline; thence N. 61˚ W., 200 meters to corner 27, a red lauan tree, 80 cm., diameter, marked 1640/236, east of cutline; thence N. 14˚ W., 160 meters to corner 28, a red lauan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/261, east of cutline; thence N. 34˚ E., 170 meters to corner 29, a red lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/260, north of trail; thence following trail in west-northwesterly directions about 220 meters to corner 30, a dalinson tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/225 on northeast side of trail; thence following trail in north-westerly direction about 200 meters to corner 31, a dalinson tree, 100 cm. diameter, marked 1640/322, on north-east side of trail; thence following trail in west-northwesterly directions about 150 meters to corner 32, a white lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/319, on northeast side of trail; thence following trail in north-westerly direction about 210 meters to corner 33, a makaasim tree, 60 cm. diameter, marked 1640/313, on northeast side of trail, thence following trail in northwesterly and southwesterly directions about 250 meters to corner 34, a dalinson tree, 100 cm. diameter, marked 1640/309, on northwest side of trail; thence following trail in southwesterly direction about 230 meters to corner 35, a dalingdingan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/304, on southeast side of junction of trail; thence following trail in northwesterly direction about 260 meters to corner 36, a dalingdingan tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/325, on northeast side of trail; thence following trail in northwesterly direction about 260 meters to corner 37, an osao tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/330, on northeast side of trail; thence N. 12˚ W., 150 meters to corner 38, a red lauan tree, 75 cm. diameter, marked 1640/335, on southeast side of trail; thence following trail in north-easterly direction about 180 meters to corner 39, a red lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/442, at edge of open land and forest; thence N. 18˚ W., 130 meters to corner 40, a malabunga tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/449, on west side of junction of Camanocan and Horobsan Creeks; thence following trail in northeasterly direction about 230 meters to corner 41, a red lauan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/458, on south side of trail; thence following trail in general easterly direction about 310 meters to corner 42, a binuyo tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/470, on southeast side of trail; thence following trail in northeasterly direction about 260 meters to corner 43, a red lauan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/478 on south side of trail; thence following trail in southeasterly direction about 220 meters to corner 44, a red lauan tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/484, on south side of trail; thence following trail in general easterly direction about 180 meters to corner 45, an osao tree, 25 cm. diameter, marked 1640/488, on north side of trail; thence following Hilosig Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 200 meters to corner 46, a red lauan tree, 30 cm. diameter, marked 1640//490 on southwest branch of Hilosig Creek; thence following Hilosig Creek downstream in general easterly and northerly directions about 530 meters to corner 47, an apitong tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/496, on east branch of Hilosig Creek; thence following Hilosig Creek downstream in northeasterly direction about 290 meters to corner 48, a toog tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/498, on south bank of Hilosig Creek; thence following Hilosig Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 260 meters to corner 49, a toog tree, 40 cm, diameter, marked 1640/501, on north bank of Hilosig Creek; thence S. 29˚ W., 140 meters to corner 50, a red lauan tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/507, on top of high bank on Hilosog Creek; thence S. 3˚ E., 200 meters to corner 51, a white lauan tree, 50 cm. diameter marked 1640/ 505, west of cutline; thence S. 3˚ E., 120 meters to corner 52, a red lauan tree, 80 cm. diameter, marked 1640/504, west of cutline; thence S. 3˚ E., 150 meters to corner 53, a red lauan tree, 70 cm. diameter, marked 1640/503, west of cutline; thence S. 3˚ E., 160 meters to corner 54, a red lauan tree, 90 cm. diameter, marked 1640/502, west of cutline; thence S. 20˚ E., 110 meters to corner 55, a milipili tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/273, east of trail, or top of ridge; thence S. 27˚ E., 110 meters to corner 56, a white lauan tree, 80 cm. diameter, marked 1640/274, west of cutline; thence S. 33˚ E., 70 meters to corner 57, a white lauan tree, 40 cm. diameter, marked 1640/275, on top of gully; thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 80 meters to corner 58, a toog tree, 50 cm. diameter, marked 1640/277, east of branch of Midga Creek; and thence following branch of Midga Creek downstream in southeasterly direction about 230 meters to point 1, the point of beginning.

All corners were marked with Bureau of Forestry official marking hatchet No. 535.

Containing an area of 364 hectares, more or less.

The said parcel of land shall be known as the Kuapnit-Balinsasayao National Park and shall remain under the administration of the Bureau of Forestry, subject to the general executive control and supervision of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, D. C. (for the City of Manila), this sixteenth day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the second.

[SEAL]

(Sgd.) MANUEL L. QUEZON

President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) ELPIDIO QUIRINO

Secretary of the Interior


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